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Jobs and Internships

Here are open positions with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ.

Image of Kristin Ryerson, CWF 2012 summer intern, climbs a ladder holding a juvenile osprey that fell from it's nest after a strong storm in late-June in Absecon, NJ.Kristin Ryerson, CWF 2012 summer intern, climbs a ladder holding a juvenile osprey that fell from it's nest after a strong storm in late-June in Absecon, NJ. © Ben Wurst


The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey is excited to offer 2015 Summer Internship opportunities. Once offered, internships can begin on a rolling basis.

Our volunteer opportunities include both field work internships and office-based internships. These internships can offer either course credit or professional experience - depending on the intern's university requirements. Small stipends may be available in certain cases.


The following positions can be structured to potentially earn credits or volunteer hours. They are based in Trenton, New Jersey. Schedule can range from 7-25 hours per week, with flexible hours. College students, graduate students, and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Please email cover letter and resume, referencing in the subject line which internship you are interested in, to

Wildlife Conservation Internship

Assist CWF's various wildlife projects through research, correspondence, and administrative work.

Communications Internship (Filled)

Work with CWF staff on social media strategy, email marketing, media relations and other public outreach projects.

Journalism Internship (Filled)

Work with CWF staff on website copy, blogging, media strategy, print and electronic newsletter projects.

Environmental Education Internship

Provide hands-on support for CWF's education programs.

Special Events and Fundraising Internship

Special Events and Fundraising internship to include developing event logistics, researching prospective donors, creating and distributing announcements and invitations, securing, collecting and tracking auction items, assisting with mailings and phone calls related to donations, and providing support for event planning and other fundraising projects as needed. A minimum of 14 hours a week required.

Marketing Internship

Work with CWF staff on corporate outreach, member outreach, and event promotion.

Public Affairs Internship

Assist CWF on policy initiatives, including research, communications, and serving as a liaison on various advocacy initiatives.

GIS Internship (Application period closed)

Utilize Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools to map rare species locations across New Jersey.


The following position may be able to offer a paid stipend for qualified candidates. Intern will need the ability to travel, but can otherwise be managed from home or school. Please email cover letter and resume, referencing in the subject line which internship you are interested in, to

Videography Internship

Gather footage and edit videos showcasing CWF's wildlife projects statewide. Should have video experience; access to video equipment is recommended. Intern will need capacity for at least some state travel, which will be reimbursed to intern. Qualified applicants may be eligible for an additional paid stipend.


Please email cover letter and resume, referencing in the subject line which internship you are interested in, to

Wildlife Research Internship

Assist and support our many wildlife initiatives with research that can be done from home or from school. Flexible scheduling and consideration of potential topics.


Great Bay Terrapin Project Summer Student Internship (closed)

This is a volunteer position in the southern Ocean County & Atlantic County areas. This year the position is a volunteer position. We are seeking two student interns for 2015.

Intern(s) will work with CWF biologists and conduct hourly surveys on Great Bay Blvd. in Little Egg Harbor and Route 30 in Absecon from mid-May to late July. Intern will use their own vehicle to conduct road patrols and collect morphometric data on nesting terrapins. They will also work with volunteers to schedule patrols and manage roads that are patrolled. The main goals of the project are to reduce road mortality rates, raise awareness of terrapins, and to educate the public about terrapins. Interns will also help enter and analyze data.

New Jersey Osprey Project visual arts internship

It's been 40 years since ospreys were first listed as endangered in New Jersey. Today the population has grown to over 500 nesting pairs and we work to monitor and manage those pairs. CWF is looking for a college student who is studying visual arts to work with us to gather footage of fieldwork and nesting surveys to help raise awareness for ospreys in coastal New Jersey. Candidates should have previous video experience and/or coursework. Photo/videography equipment will not be provided for this internship. The same applies for video editing equipment. 7-14 hours per week. Locations will vary from Monmouth County south to Cape May County along the Atlantic Coast. This is a volunteer position and you must provide your own transportation. There is the possibility of getting reimbursed for travel. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume.

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